What is Financial Aid?

At Wayland Baptist University, we understand that tuition cost and financial aid are vital factors in choosing where to attend college. We also understand that the value received in exchange for that cost is ultimately even more important.

Through our commitment to make education affordable we are able to transform your college expense into a valuable educational investment.

Financial aid includes any scholarships, grants, or loans awarded to you to help offset the cost of education. Nearly all of our students receive some form of beneficial financial aid. Thanks to the contributions of so many who believe in the value of Christian higher education, Wayland is among the most affordable of any accredited, private universities in the nation.

Through gifts from alumni, friends of the university, and churches, as well as an annual allocation from the Baptist General Convention of Texas, our endowment continues to grow and we are able to maintain a lower total cost, and increase options for student financial aid.

We believe the lack of immediate funds or financial hardship should not stand in the way of education. The aggressive approach of our Financial Aid staff has resulted in assistance for more than 95 percent of our full time students via scholarships, grants, loans or other avenues through institutional, state and federal programs. Contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have any questions.

The academic year for awarding Title IV aid is as follows:

Plainview—Fall/Spring (August through May)
Campuses—Fall/Winter/Spring (August through May)
*Summer is a trailer to the academic year

The preferred deadline date to apply for Title IV federal grants and loans is 4 weeks prior to the beginning of a term but an application will be processed at any point in the term that it is received.

WBU has adopted the Code of Conduct established by NAFSAA. For further information see NASFAA's Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals.